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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Actor/director Greta Gerwig attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10: Margot Robbie attends the World Premiere of "Mary Queen of Scots" at Cineworld Leicester Square on December 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) NANTUCKET, MA - JUNE 23: Noah Baumbach attends the Screenwriters Tribute at the 2018 Nantucket Film Festival - Day 4 on June 23, 2018 in Nantucket, Massachusetts. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Nantucket Film Festival )
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Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach are setting up shop in the Malibu Dream House.

The duo have signed on to write Warner Bros.’ live-action Barbie movie, EW has confirmed, with Margot Robbie starring as the iconic plastic blonde. Gerwig, who last helmed Lady Bird, may also direct the film.

A live-action Barbie movie has been in the works since as far back as 2014, and at one point, Amy Schumer was attached to star as the Mattel doll in a film for Sony. When she dropped out due to scheduling conflicts, Anne Hathaway stepped up, but that version was also delayed. Eventually, Mattel Films shifted the project over to Warner Bros. and added Robbie in the title role.

The script has gone through multiple iterations, and it remains to be seen what Gerwig and Baumbach’s story will focus on. Back when Schumer was attached, the film was said be a “new take” on the decades-old brand, following an imperfect Barbie who leaves her plastic life behind and has to make it in the real world.

Gerwig and Baumbach are longtime creative partners who’ve previously collaborated on indie hits like Mistress America and Frances Ha. He’s currently working on an untitled Netflix movie starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson, while she’s finishing up her Little Women movie with Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, and Meryl Streep.

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